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Ocean Hugger Relaunches With Nove For Global Plant-Based Seafood Roll Out In 2021

4 Mins Read Plant-based seafood maker Ocean Hugger Foods has announced its return, partnering up with Bangkok-based Nove Foods to roll out its products globally in 2021. The company, which was forced to shut down its operations due to the coronavirus pandemic last year, will work with Nove Foods, whose distribution spans 30 countries, to reenter the alternative […]

Exclusive: Over 78% Singaporean Consumers Willing To Try Cell-Based Seafood, Survey Finds

5 Mins Read More than three-quarters of consumers in Singapore are open to trying cultured seafood, a recent survey finds, with the primary motivations being sustainability, curiosity in the novel protein, and health and food safety concerns. The research, originally conducted by cell-based food tech Shiok Meats for internal purposes, has been shared exclusively with Green Queen Media […]

Singapore Unveils New US$45.2M Agritech Fund To Empower Farmers Through Food Tech Innovation

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, the Singapore government will dedicate S$60 million (US$45.2 million) for a new agritech fund that will focus on supporting farmers through the use of technology that ultimately boosts domestic food production. The purpose of the Agri-Food Cluster Transformation Fund is to help farmers through the use technology in local food production. […]

With Climate Change As First Priority, Temasek’s Initiatives Are In Line With Singapore’s Sustainability Plans

6 Mins Read Singapore-based investment company Temasek recently announced that Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara, currently the CEO of their commercial arm Temasek International, will succeed Ho Ching in her roles as Temasek CEO and executive director from October of this year, with Pillay emphasizing that climate change will be the main focus for the firm going forward. This is […]

Starbucks Indonesia Chooses Local Alt Protein Startup Green Butcher For Plant-Based Menu Collab Across 50 Locations

5 Mins Read Indonesian homegrown plant-based startup Green Butcher has announced that it will be debuting its vegan-friendly beef across Starbucks Indonesia this month. The startup, which was founded by the creators of Burgreens, the country’s largest plant-based chain, also revealed the closing of its seed round to expand its range of mushrooms, chickpeas, soy protein and seitan-based […]

Avant Meats Forms Strategic Partnership With Vietnam Seafood Giant To Bring Cultivated Fish To Market

3 Mins Read Avant Meats, the Hong Kong-based food tech developing cell-based seafood, has announced a new strategic partnership with Vinh Hoan Corporation (VHC), the world’s largest pangasius fish producer based in Vietnam. The partnership will see Avant Meats leverage VHC’s global sales network and manufacturing capabilities, with the view to accelerate the commercialisation of its cultivated fish […]

ALTN: Singapore Frozen Foods Giant Tee Yih Jia Launches Plant-Based Brand

3 Mins Read Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing (TYJ), the Singapore-based frozen foods giant and the world’s largest producer of spring roll wrappers, has just launched its own plant-based brand to tap into the fast-growing meat-free market. The brand, called ALTN, will offer a wide range of frozen meatless snacks, ready meals and convenience foods, including plant-based versions […]

Bambooloo Crowdfunding: Plastic-Free Startup Raises US$250K+ To Disrupt Toilet Paper

4 Mins Read Zero waste home goods brand Bambooloo has raised more than US$250,000 via equity crowdfunding in order to further its plastic-free mission and launch its bamboo household consumers goods to the United Kingdom. Owned and operated by The Nurturing Co (TNC), the Singapore-based sustainable products e-commerce startup aims to provide consumers with safer, healthier, and cost-effective […]

Green Common Singapore: First South East Asian Branch Opens Doors With VivoCity Plant-Based Store & Café

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Green Monday has just launched its first Singapore branch of Green Common, its plant-based café and grocery store concept. Located in VivoCity, the shop will offer customers a wide range of international plant-based brands and dine-in dishes, including a 100% vegan version of the beloved local dish Hainanese “chicken” rice. It marks Green […]

Singapore Vegan Ice Cream Maker Kind Kones Scoops US$753K To Fuel Expansion

3 Mins Read Kind Kones, a Singapore-based vegan ice cream startup, has scooped up S$1 million (US$753,900) in its first external capital raise. The company, which currently operates in Singapore and Malaysia, says that the funds will be used to expand its distribution network and build its global presence amid the rising appetite for healthier dairy-free alternatives.  Announced […]

KFC Singapore Launches Meat-Free ‘Zero Chicken Burger’ At Over 80 Locations

3 Mins Read KFC Singapore has announced that it has debuted its first-ever meat-free alternative product called Zero Chicken Burger. It will be available for consumers at all KFC Singapore restaurants except the outlets at Singapore Polytechnic and Singapore Zoo.  Claiming to have a similar taste to that of chicken, the poultry-free Zero Chicken Burger showcases a mycoprotein […]

Singapore Regulators Urge Cell-Based Startups To Apply Early For Approval

3 Mins Read Following the issuance of the world’s first regulatory approval of cell-based meat, Singapore authorities are now encouraging cultured meat makers to apply early for regulatory approval. With the priority on ensuring safety, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) says that firms should start the regulatory process as early as possible, so as to allow for ample […]

TurtleTree Scientific: Singapore Cell-Based Startup To Bring Cost-Effective Growth Factors To Other Market Players

4 Mins Read Singapore cell-based startup TurtleTree Labs has announced the launch of a new venture dedicated to the development of food-grade growth factors. Called TurtleTree Scientific, the team will work with other cell-based meat players and bring its expertise in cost-efficient cell culture media and growth factors to accelerate the path to market.  Announced on Wednesday (January […]